Expert Review of Mahindra Quanto C4
Mahindra India is one of the most reputed car makers in the Indian car market and has an incredible fleet of automobiles in its formidable stable. This transnational vehicle manufacturer has more than a few Utility Vehicles and other automobiles in their stable and now has introduced a new compact SUV. This new 7-seater SUV is called as the New Mahindra Quanto in the Indian car market. This latest entrant is being sold in four variants across all the company’s dealerships with a variety of diverse features for the customers to pick from. The company has fitted this New Mahindra Quanto with a commanding diesel power train, which is powerful and offers a decent mileage. This 1493cc diesel mill has three cylinders and is mated with a smooth 5-speed manual transmission gear box. The company has also integrated quite a number of comfort features in this new compact SUV, which will surely make an instant impact on the buyers. Some of these advanced features are a power steering that can be tilt adjusted and customized a powerful air conditioning unit, manual central locking and many other such functions, which will definitely add to the utility aspect of the driver. The company has also added some very essential safety features to this compact SUV, Mahindra Quanto C4, which takes care of the vehicle as well as the occupants. The list of these protective features includes child safety locks, a rear wash and wipe function for the rear wind screen, a highly developed engine immobilizer and many more such essential features, which are surely going to impress the customers. This compact SUV is lesser than four meters and this makes it one of the smallest sports utility vehicle in the car market.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
The company has fitted this exciting compact SUV, New Mahindra Quanto C4 with a 1498cc twin turbocharged diesel power train, which has a common rail based fuel supply system. The company claims that this Quanto C4 Diesel has the ability to generate a healthy mileage close to 17.2 kmpl, which is quite good for the Indian road conditions.
The company is offering this compact SUV, the New Mahindra Quanto C4 in quite a few pulsating and active exterior paint options, which will definitely be liked by the customers. The list of these impressive exterior paint options are a magnificent Fiery Black, an elegant Java Brown, a subtle Mist Silver, a flamboyant Toreador Red, a sparkling Diamond White and a soothing Rocky Beige. Apart from these glossy metallic external paint options, the interiors also have been given a few options based on the variants. The seats have been covered with Vinyl, Vinyl and Fabric and a couple of other premium upholstery options as well, which makes this New Mahindra Quanto look well dressed.
Acceleration and Pick up
The company has fitted this compact SUV, the Quanto C4 diesel with a performance packed 1.5-litre power plant. This turbocharged diesel engine has the capacity to attain a top speed of 160 kmph, which is really amazing given that its overall weight is close to a massive 1758 kgs. On the other hand, this influential power train has the ability to propel this compact New Mahindra Quanto C4 quite fast, which is quite impressive.
This all New Mahindra Quanto C4 is a compact version of the top selling MUV, Mahindra Xylo. This New Mahindra Quanto is slightly bigger than any of the regular hatchbacks, which are prevalent in the car market and somewhat lesser than any of the bigger SUVs. The front fascia of this SUV is similar to that of Mahindra Xylo, but the sides and rear end has some impressive changes. The frontage has a wide radiator grille, which looks smart with vertical slats, while a large insignia of the company is embedded in the center. This front grille is surrounded by big headlights that have powerful lamps for better visibility. The top gets a couple of stylish roof rails, which make this New Mahindra Quanto C4 Diesel look sporty. The body colored bumper below has a wide air dam with horizontal slats that helps in cooling the engine faster. The front wind screen is rather wide and has been equipped with a couple of intermittent wipers fitted on it. The sides are glossy and have neatly carved out wheel arches, which have been fitted with robust steel wheels with full wheel covers. The rear end has a large windscreen that has a rear wash and wipe function as well. The spare wheel is attached to the tail gate and is painted in the same body color, which makes this compact New Mahindra Quanto C8 look muscular.
The list of these exciting features include adjustable head rests, a mobile charging point for the middle row of seats, a couple of courtesy lamps, a powerful HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioner) unit that cools the entire cabin quickly, all four power windows, manual central locking, a full floor console, a sleek and stylish digital clock with a topper pad, micro hybrid, sun visors with a vanity only on the front co-passenger side, a power steering that can be adjusted and customized as per the drivers comfort and many more such remarkable features. Apart from these, the New Mahindra Quanto C4 Diesel also has some storage options such as five bottle holders, six magazine pockets and a couple of cup holders in the front between the seats, a utility box on the floor console and also a one map pocket behind the co-passenger front seat and many more such remarkable features.
The overall dimensions of this compact SUV, the new Mahindra Quanto C4 are quite rooms and can accommodate about seven passengers with ease. The total length of this new Mahindra Quanto C4 diesel is close to 4315mm along with an overall width of about 1822mm, which is quite broad. The total height of this compact SUV is close to 1695mm, while it also has a roomy wheel base of around 2673mm along with a remarkable ground clearance of close to 205mm. The boot space is close to 475 litres and it increases to a mammoth 1064 litres with the rear seats folded, which means that this New Mahindra Quanto C4 diesel can accommodate quite a few things in it.
This all New Mahindra Quanto C8 Diesel has been housed with a 1.5 litre common rail fuel supply system based power train. This performance packed drive train is complaint with all the norms of Bharat Stage IV. This twin turbocharged power plant has the capacity to displace close to 1493cc and has been equipped with three cylinders. This impressive power plant has the capacity to generate a maximum power output of 98.98bhp at 3750rpm along with a pounding torque yield of 240Nm at 1600rpm, which is quite apt for the Indian road and traffic conditions. This turbocharged power train has been skillfully coupled with a smooth and efficient five speed manual transmission gearbox.
This new Mahindra Quanto C4 Diesel being the entry level variant and has been given a sturdy set of 15 inch steel wheels. These trendy rims have been covered with sturdy tubeless radial tyres of size 205/65 R15, which have a better quality road grip and are very suitable for the Indian road conditions. The company has also given a spare wheel to this compact SUV, which is fixed on the tail gate with a body color painted cover, which adds to the muscular and sporty look of the all new Mahindra Quanto C4 Diesel.
This compact SUV, Mahindra Quanto is rather large and needs a well balanced suspension system to give an effortless driving experience to all the occupants over any topography. The front axle of this SUV gets an independent double wishbone type of suspension mechanism along with a coil spring, which also has an anti-roll bar. Whereas the rear axle of the New Mahindra Quanto gets a five bar link based coil springs for added comfort.
Handling and Control
The braking system of this all new Mahindra Quanto C4 Diesel is quite good with the front wheels getting powerful disc brakes, while the rear wheels getting drum brakes. The power steering is very responsive and makes it easier to maneuver this SUV in heavy traffic conditions as well. Apart from this, the Quanto C4 Diesel also has middle and rear door has child locks for added protection of the children. The company has also integrated this all new Mahindra Quanto C4 with a digital engine immobilizer for added security. Apart from all these, this new Quanto C4 Diesel also has a wash and wipe function for the large rear wind screen, which helps in giving the driver a clear look of the vehicles coming from behind. All these and many more such features help in the efficient handling and control of this impressive Mahindra Quanto C4.
A commanding diesel mill with good pickup and acceleration, trendy exteriors and attractive interiors.
Rear seats are not very comfortable for longer drives, interior space not very generous and mileage can be improved.